Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The American Dollar - Awake in the City [2012]

For Fans Of: God is an Astronaut, Lights Out Asia, If These Trees Could Talk
Genres: Ambient, Post-rock, Electronic
Spotify: Yep

I found these guys while blog-walking last night, and then fell asleep despite wanting to put them on the site right away. The American Dollar started with two good friends living in Queens, NY back in 2005. This means they have been cranking out solid tunes for seven years now, and this longstanding cohesion is evident in what is their most polished release to date, Awake in the City. The post-rock/ambient duo describe themselves as artists who "create pieces that wholly captivate and engage the listener. The duo fuses processed drums, spacious keyboards and powerful organ swells with electric guitar and bass, creating deep sonic textures while maintaining the passion and energy of a live band. The swirling soundscapes build and swell, punctuated by glitchy beats, breathing and expanding into crashing guitars and soaring leads: precisely constructed symphonies for a new era." - Lastfm.

Check out their recent session on Panopticon 360, featuring the track up in the preview, 'Faces in the Haze', as well as 'Friends of Friends':

I'm also a big fan of the Winter Compilation they created back in 2010, which is available to download for free.

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